a hot hand

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a hot hand

A continuous period of great success, luck, or fortune; a winning streak. I'm not usually any good at poker, but I had a hot hand last night. Their forward seems to have a hot hand in the game tonight!
See also: hand, hot
References in classic literature ?
When and where it first became the conventional system that a weary or inattentive infant in a class must have its face smoothed downward with a hot hand, or when and where the conventional volunteer boy first beheld such system in operation, and became inflamed with a sacred zeal to administer it, matters not.